Tag Archives: Military Madness

The Empire’s Hustle: Why Anti-Trumpism Doesn’t Include Anti-War

Nothing rehabilitates an unpopular president in capitalist “America” like war.

Chuck Turchick | Comments on the Upcoming Vietnam War Series on PBS

Our actions may have been closer to the acts of Nazi Germany than we would like to admit. Both governments perpetrated imperialist, racist, and genocidal policies.    Editor’s Note: Beginning on September 17th at 7 pm on TPT (Channel 2, Minnesota), PBS will be showing the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Already a […]

Global Research | The Truth About North Korea

Russia and China urge diplomacy to resolve a deepening crisis. They want tensions defused.

When Washington Decides Democracy Is Dangerous: Stoking Opposition in Venezuela and Syria

The opposition “movements” in Venezuela and Syria have a great deal in common: both are seeking the demise of democratically-elected governments; both resort to violence and acts of terrorism; both are tools of U.S. and Western imperialism, and both are failing. A Venezuelan protester holds a poster that reads in Spanish “Against Imperialist aggression, respect […]

No More War (Music Video) and Action, North Korea

With Trump ramping up threats against North Korea, we need to take action to abolish war and urge diplomacy now more than ever! An event  happened in DC here.  You can organize a vigil in your own area. We have flyers and sign-up sheets to download here. Let’s flood the White House with calls between 9 am to 4 pm […]

Polly Mann | Of Cabbages and Kings

There is no question that the United States has the biggest, strongest, costliest armaments in the world and it devises the rules by which other nations use or display their ships, troops, and arms.

Accounting, or not, for the cost of war by Adam Johnson

Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.

Corporate Media ALWAYS Wants More War (Young Turks Video)

The inducements and encouragements to buy into an extreme anti-Russia frenzy have become pervasive.

Kathy Kelly | “Would you like a drink of water?” Please Ask a Yemeni Child.

“Disarm and live.”
This world in arms is not spending money alone.

Washington Post Keeps Running Op-Eds by Lobbyists Pushing Their Clients’ Weapons

Weapons manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Raytheon were promoted, with articles naming North Korea as a particular threat and reason to augment weapons systems.

Forbidden Questions? 24 Key Issues That Neither the Washington Elite Nor the Media Consider Worth Their Bother by Andrew J. Bacevich

Apart from a commendable determination to discomfit Trump and members of his inner circle (select military figures excepted, at least for now), journalism remains pretty much what it was prior to November 8th of last year: personalities built up only to be torn down; fads and novelties discovered, celebrated, then mocked; “extraordinary” stories of ordinary people granted 15 seconds of fame only to once again be consigned to oblivion…

William Hartung | The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker: Never Has a Society Spent More for Less

Put another way, preparations for and the pursuit of war will ensure that any future America is dirtier, sicker, poorer, more rickety, and less safe.

Bruce Gagnon | Military Space Plane Returns from Two-Year Secret Mission

The actual expense of the X-37 is hidden in the Pentagon’s ‘black,’ or classified, budget but is likely to cost more than $1 billion.

The Constitution and Conscience: NSA’s Thomas Drake (Video)

A program that he exposed was later confirmed by the NSA to have been a waste of over a billion dollars.

VFP Condemns U.S. Refusal to Particpate in U.N. Negotiations about Nuclear Weapons

VFP is profoundly disappointed the United States has refused to take part in the negotiations at the United Nations to ban nuclear weapons.

This year's Walk Against Weapons is Saturday, June 3, 2017.

Mary Beaudoin | Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Cost of War

Surveys for the last five years have shown that the American public would prefer to see a cut in defense spending. In 2016, people responded that they do not want funding for nuclear weapons increased.

New Infographics showing world military spending in 2016

World military spending 2016:
$1.69 Trillion

Kathy Kelly | The Shame of Killing Innocent People

Saudi coalition airstrikes have hit at least four hospitals supported by Doctors Without Borders.

Christine Ahn | The High Costs of US Warmongering Against North Korea

What has most people on edge and in a state of alarm is that these briefings take place amid dangerous tensions and brinkmanship on the Korean peninsula.

Henry Giroux | Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

Neo-fascist policies and practices now feed a war culture and demand more than a political and moral outrage.